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Oprah Winfrey ‘Secretly’ Built Complete Communities For Hurricane Katrina Families In Houston And Louisiana

Oprah Winfrey 'Secretly' Built Complete Communities For Hurricane Katrina Families In Houston And Louisiana

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, the world’s most famous TV host Oprah Winfrey paid for a community to be built for ‘refugees’, who had made their way to Houston and were living in temporary shelters.

Oprah Winfrey 'Secretly' Built Complete Communities For Hurricane Katrina Families In Houston And Louisiana

Her friend Matthew McConaughey helped out, auctioning off his beloved 1971 Chevy Stingray Corvette for $61,000 and coming down to Angel Lane to build a playground with a team of volunteers.

Out of hundreds of applicants, Winfrey’s team handpicked 65 families for the newly built homes and were known as ‘Oprah’s Angels’.

The residents of Angel Lane will forever be grateful to Oprah Winfrey for saving their lives.

 

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